HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- It took 11 days into the PGA Tour's return for the first positive test for the coronavirus.
Nick Watney had symptoms Friday before his round at the RBC Heritage and the result came back positive.
The next question is who's next, or how many more positive tests, before the show no longer goes on.
The tour began its phase of contact tracing and identified 11 people who were tested Friday evening.
All results came back negative. Secondary tests were given, and those results were not expect until Saturday night or Sunday.
Most patients with COVID-19 have mild to moderate symptoms. However, in a small proportion of patients, COVID-19 can lead to more severe illness, including death, particularly among those who are older or those who have chronic medical conditions.
COVID-19 spreads primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Symptoms appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person.
Virginia health officials urged the following precautions:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid contact with sick people.Avoid non-essential travel.